Sunday, October 15, 2017

Protein World 30 Day Challenge








I decided to take up the 30 Day Challenge with Protein World during September, something you definitely would have picked up on if you watch my instagram stories religiously! And now I am here to tell you all about how I got on. 

So what is it? The 30 Day Challenge is a package that you can buy from Protein World. It includes a 4 week exercise plan, the Slender Blend with an accompanying protein shaker (shaker not pictured), protein porridge, fat metabolisers and hunger buster supplements. All of this usually costs £89 but it is currently selling for £72! 

The exercise plan is a little booklet which has all of your exercises in. There are two plans, one for week 1 and 2 and another for week 3 and 4. Both plans consist of 6 workouts; 3 of which are weight training, two HIITs and one general cardio day. 

I really enjoyed the weight training days and enjoyed the HIITs much less. I unfortunately wasn't able to do the general cardio day, as I don't have a gym membership and my knees don't allow me to go jogging. But I do walk for around an hour a day going to and back from work, so that was my excuse! 

The workouts in general took between 20 and 30 minutes, which definitely isn't a massive chunk out of your day! For the first three weeks I did my workouts after work. To be honest, I found this really hard. I don't finish at work until at least 5.30pm and by the time that I got home, I was tired and really couldn't be bothered to do exercise. I did persevere for the sake of this post though! Doing exercise in the evening messes with your social life as well as pretty much taking up your whole evening. I found that I would do the exercise, shower, cook and eat dinner and then it was pretty much bedtime! 

So I switched to getting up an hour earlier in the morning and doing the workouts then. I have enjoyed this so much more! Granted, the 6am alarm is kind of garbage, but once you're up it's fine! You get warm from doing the workout and you don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day AND you get the whole evening to do whatever you want! 

I found the workouts a little difficult in the first week and I was in a lot of pain! But as the weeks went by, I got better and better at them and now I'm really enjoying them. The routine comprises of 5 exercises and you do the routine 4 times. I wanted to cry when I first saw that, it seemed so excessive! But it does go really quickly. I definitely think that the workouts would suit anyone of any level, it just does take a fair amount of commitment. I should note that I did actually miss two workouts in the 4 weeks, as I just couldn't fit them into life.

The one thing I didn't realise before I started was that you do need weights. Luckily I was able to borrow my flatmate's 3kg dumbbells, which I think she said were about £9 from Aldi! There are some cheap ones on Amazon as well. I used my yoga mat for quite a few of the workouts as well.


To be honest, I was pants at taking the supplements. You're supposed to take one of them an hour before food, and another one with food. But not for every meal. I was into my second week of my new job and I just didn't ever remember to take them. So my weight loss results may have been a bit better if I was a bit more organised!

I did really love the porridge though! I will admit though that I only cooked it once. I am one of those people who likes to minimise washing up as much as possible, and the thought of a saucepan to wash after breakfast is a bit much for me! I ended up having around 4 scoops of the porridge with milk just cold every morning. It has 20 servings in it and it recommended 5 scoops. I somehow managed to make it last the full 4 weeks though. I had the chocolate flavour and it tasted amazeballs and it definitely staved hunger off until lunch time.

I was a little bit more useless with remembering to drink the protein shake, the slender blend. I was trying to take it around 4/5pm but I just kept getting distracted by work and just generally forgot - especially in the last week when I was doing my workouts in the morning. I was a lot better when I knew that I would be starving by the time it came to workout if I didn't take the shake. The slender blend has 30 shakes in it and it genuinely tastes really nice - much nicer than some of the other shakes I've had in the past. 

For lunch I pretty much had healthy bolognese with no carbs and for dinner I had fish and veg, sometimes with rice if I remembered! I've since added carbs to my meals because I found I was having bad sugar cravings after meals otherwise. Plus we definitely need carbs. I didn't struggle with the eating too much, I just craved and missed chocolate a lot. I gave up alcohol for the 4 weeks as well. 

So did I lose weight? Yes! I have lost around 4 pounds, according to my potentially dodgy scales. But it's actually on my body that I can see/feel the biggest difference. My body is definitely more toned than it was before and I have lost weight around my stomach/waist area. I'm hoping that my before and after photos show that! They're not the best photos and I'm fairly certain that that mirror makes me look fatter than I actually am. For your information, I was around 8 stone 4 when I started and I'm around the 8 stone mark now. Considering I missed two workouts, didn't do the cardio day and didn't take the supplements - it's not bad!

The best part about the 30 Day Challenge for me though is actually how happy it's made me. I've noticed that I'm genuinely much happier in myself every day and I have so much energy. It is definitely a really good way of giving you a kick up the backside and getting you back into the swing of exercise. I hadn't done any for a year! And now I feel fit again and doing exercise is enjoyable rather than being hard because you haven't done it in so long - if that makes sense? 

Have I managed to carry this on? Yes I have! Or at least I'm currently keeping up the exercise. I've been getting up at 6am every day to do a little workout and I'm weirdly enjoying it. Seeing results has made me really motivated to continue doing it. My little abs are coming through again yay!  I would definitely recommend taking Before and After photos to motivate you. Hopefully I will continue to tone up and lose a bit of fat and carry on feeling really happy and energised! 

For the record, I didn't think I needed to lose weight before doing this. I mean, after taking the after photo I definitely thought I needed to! But I only really wanted to do this to get myself back into exercise and challenge myself to something a little bit new and I'm really glad I did!

And that brings us to the end of this very long post. Let me know what your thoughts are! Have you ever done anything like this? Do you like Protein World's products?

Thank you for reading!

Love, Gweni xxx


Don't forget to keep in touch!

Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Bloglovin'

This post contains PR samples but all opinions are my own.
SHARE:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk







After lusting over Francisca May and Faye Friday's Instagrams since forever, I finally got my hands on the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick & Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk. I think these photos were also inspired a little bit by the Tilbs Twins themselves!

As you most probably know, Charlotte Tilbury herself is a makeup artist who launched her own makeup products. The packaging is so beautiful and I really do love her whole branding. The lipstick comes in her signature gold packaging and the lip liner is in an accompanying gold colour.

The Pillow Talk colour is one of those really staple nude shades. It is a dark pink, muted mauve nude shade that suit a lot of people. The colour is one of those where you can easily overdraw your lip line and create a fuller lip as well, always handy for those of us born with slightly thinner lips! I find the colour is very versatile, it can be worn with a very bold or very neutral makeup look. It is definitely a colour that can be worn every day. 

The lip liner is really easy to use, the formula is creamy enough so that it doesn't tug on the lip but firm enough to allow you to be very precise with its application. Again, it really is great for overdrawing the lip line slightly. It's very pigmented and it feels really comfortable on the lip. The staying power is pretty good.

The Pillow Talk lipstick is from the Matte Revolution range, I much prefer this formula to the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range. The formula is very matte, which means it is a little more stiff when applying. But nothing too difficult to work with! I find it goes on really well on top of the lip liner and it is quite comfortable on the lip, but it does feel quite matte. The lasting power is pretty good in fairness to it. I would say the lasting power is better than the MAC matte lipsticks. It does come off a bit when you eat and drink, especially in the middle. So reapplication is necessary.

As for price, the lip liner is £16 and the lipstick is £23 and I have to say, it is a little bit overpriced. As much as I love the packaging and the colour, £39 is a lot of money to be spending on lip products that need reapplication after eating and drinking. I guess I am just a sucker for a label!

You can buy Charlotte Tilbury in quite a few places, I do love visiting the Selfridges stand in Birmingham. Even if it is always really busy! Bae bought mine from John Lewis when they had one of their price match campaigns on, so you can sometimes get a few quid off! Other than that, I don't often see Charlotte Tilbury on sale/discounted anywhere. I think even Feel Unique exclude them from their discount offers, which is a bit annoying! If you know of places where you can get CT a bit cheaper, do let me know!

What do you guys think about Charlotte Tilbury? Do you like the products? Do you think it is a little bit overpriced?

Thank you for reading!

Love, Gweni xxx




Don't forget to keep in touch!


SHARE:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X


laser hair removal

laser hair

tria review

laser hair removal

laser before after

laser hair removal before after

If you're an avid Instagram story watcher, you may remember me talking about this little beauty in May! This post is all about that device, the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X. How pretty is the white and pink packaging?

As you may have guessed from its name, it is a hair removal device which uses laser technology. I have been dying to test out a laser hair removal product for the longest time, so I was very excited to get to test out the Tria 4X! The device boasts of its ability to reduce and remove hair permanently. The science side of the device does baffle me a little. But from what I understand, it works by emitting a red light which targets the melanin in your hair, this then disables the hair follicle's ability to regrow hair. Pretty cool isn't it! 

tria laser 4x

The hand-held device is really easy to use. You shave the area first and then apply the device to your skin! The device makes a little beep when the light is emitted and you can feel a little prick on your skin. The higher your settings are, the more that little prick hurts. I now have it on the highest setting and I don't find it too horrendous! It is a little heavier than I thought it would be, but nothing I haven't been able to get used to. I have been all over the place over the Summer and the Tria was very portable, it resided in my suitcase many times!

As the window is very small, it does mean that using the product can take a little while to use, especially if you're using it on your legs! It takes me a good 20 minutes to do both legs (from the knee down). I have found that you have to charge it up for every time you want to use it as well. It isn't very loud, so you can easily watch TV at the same time! The device can be used on any part of your body. 



I have been using the device on my leg hair and have had some really positive results! As you can see from the Before and After pictures, my hair is much more sparse and thinner. I was shaving and using the Tria once every two weeks, but I could shave in between those two weeks! As long as I shaved before using the product. Unfortunately you can't wax or epilate when using this device. For the sake of the Before and After pictures, I left my leg hair to grow for 2 weeks to show you the results. Apologies for the poor After pictures, I tried really hard to get good lighting but life was not on my side that day! 

The hair definitely takes longer to come through now than before. I find that I can easily go a week without shaving and not feel too self conscious about it. The hair feels less prickly when it comes through and feels finer than before. I feel as though the hair is lighter as well. I did go on holiday between my Before and After pictures, which will probably make the hairs look a little bit lighter as well as my skin is slightly more tanned. 

The device retails at £299 on the Tria website. Obviously, that isn't the cheapest of price tags. But considering how expensive salon laser treatment is, it is quite cheap comparatively! So far, I would definitely say it is worth the money. It is one of those products that only time will really tell, and hopefully the results will continue! I may even update this post in the future. But for now, I am thoroughly enjoying the convenience of being able to shave my legs whenever I see fit!

Thank you for reading! Have you ever used the Tria Laser 4X before? Or had laser treatment at all? Let me know! 

Love, Gweni xxx


Don't forget to keep in touch!

Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Bloglovin'

This post contains PR samples but all opinions are my own.
SHARE:

Sunday, September 10, 2017

John Frieda Frizz Ease Range


Frizz Ease John Frieda

Over the last month or so I have been taming my mane with this fab Frizz Ease range from John Frieda! Although my hair isn't horrendously frizzy, I do notice that it does get a little worse over Summer so I thought I would give these beauties a go.

The Shampoo, Conditioner and Serum are all aimed to try and de-frizz hair, as you could probably work out yourself! The range uses ingredients such as pure coconut oil to de-frizz hair. Not only do the products tame your hair, they actually work in a way to build up "frizz immunity", so that every time that you use them - your hair becomes less and less frizzy!

As I highlight my hair and have relatively curly hair, I inevitably have a layer of frizz on the top of my head. It has never bothered me hugely, much to my mother's despair, but as I have started a proper adult big girl job - I am a little bit more invested in making myself look more presentable.

I have found the combination of all three give me the best results, especially after use of them for a month. My hair is hardly frizzy at all when it's curly now! I've found the condition of my hair is much better as well. My hair doesn't feel particularly silky or anything, but it is quite soft and it does just generally feel like it is healthy!

The Shampoo and Conditioner smell really nice, a very clean shampoo smell, which lasts on the hair for a long time. The Shampoo lathers up easily, washes out easily and has a pearlescent look to it. The Conditioner is your standard white and makes your hair feel really soft and well, conditioned!

The Serum is really easy to use. I usually use it as soon as I get out of the shower. I press down on the pump once and get a pea-sized amount of serum and then distribute! I start from around half way down my head and take it down to the ends. I don't like putting serums in my roots because you run the risk of your hair looking greasy.
De frizz products

The Shampoo and Conditioner retail at £6.99 each on Boots, I have also seen that they have a 3 for 2 offer running at the moment! And I've also noticed that Feelunique have a discount on the products too! The Serum is a little bit more expensive, at £6.99, which is also available at Superdrug. So essentially, you can get these products quite easily online and in-store. The Shampoo and Conditioner are 250ml each and they're on their last legs with me now. I've had them for just over a month and I wash my hair every 2 days on average. The serum has hardly touched the sides, so that will definitely be with me for a quite a while longer!

All in all, I really like the range. It leaves my hair feeling strong, healthy and smelling nice with reduced frizz - what more can a girl want?!

Thank you for reading! What are your top tips to avoid frizz? Have you ever tried the Frizz Ease range?

Love, Gweni xxx



Don't forget to keep in touch!

Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Bloglovin'

This post contains PR samples but all opinions are my own.

SHARE:

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Steam Cream



STEAMCREAM

Natural Moisturiser

steam cream

review steamcream

vegan organic


Today's post is all about the beaut Steam Cream! The cream's name is derived from the process in which the ingredients are infused into the product and the fact that it is a cream! I didn't know anything about the steam process until I came across the Steam Cream, but apparently it is an 18th century technique! The steam emulsifies the cream. I am still not 100% sure how it works, but I think a shot of steam is passed through the ingredients which breaks them down to make a cream.

Steam Cream is committed to only providing the best ingredients for your skin and having a strong ethical and sustainable policy. None of the ingredients have been tested on animals and have all been sourced from sustainable suppliers. The product has 12 ingredients in it. The organic, raw ingredients include some of your classics. Lavender for its soothing quality, cocoa butter for its vitamin E and rose to make your skin soft! 

As you can see from the photos, the product is a cream colour. It is quite thick to the feel but very rich, silky and smooth. Once popped onto the skin, it is absorbed quite quickly and it leaves your skin feeling really soft and moisturised. As the formula is quite thick, you really do only need a tiny amount! Your skin instantly looks more radiant and smells of a light lavender scent!

I recently ran out of my trusty Clinique moisturiser, so I started using the Steam Cream in its place. You can use it on your face and body, but I have been sticking to my face. The Steam Cream is a little thicker than the Clinique moisturiser, so I have found that I've had to be careful with the amount I put on. This was relatively simple though, I just made sure to use a very small amount! I have found that my skin is feeling more supple and more radiant since using the Steam Cream. My skin is combination, but I can imagine this is an absolute dream for those with dry skin!

My favourite part of the product is easily the beautiful tin! I am so obsessed with it! The Steam Team has an original silver tin package as well as loads of other pretty little designs to choose from. I went for the most girly, instragrammable one I could see - Heaven's Scent. It is so pretty and I had a lot of fun photographing it! You can have a look at some of the different design on this page here, I was very tempted by Joy as well. The Steam Cream is exactly the same inside every pot. 

The pot is 75ml and all tins retail at £13.95 on the Steam Cream website, apart for the 30ml tin which is £7.95. As I previously mentioned, you really do only need to use a tiny bit. So if the 75ml pot feels a little small, you do have to remember that it will actually last quite a long time! Considering it is cruelty free, I do think it is quite cheap in comparison to some other creams out there! A big thumbs up from Gweni!

And that rounds up my little review of the Steam Cream! Thank you for reading! Have you ever used it before?

Love, Gweni xxx 


Don't forget to keep in touch!

Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Bloglovin'

This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.
SHARE:

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Eness Cosmetics, Birmingham





At the start of August I attended a blogger event at the Eness Cosmetics store in Birmingham. I am a huge fan of blogger events, I wish I could attend more! The store is situated just off New Street, by Jack Wills, making it very central and very close to Grand Central station. 

Eness prides itself on its vegan, cruelty-free and natural ingredients. Although I am nowhere near vegan, I do prefer to buy products that are cruelty-free and I am always conscious of the products that I am buying. I do think its great to see new companies adopting this stance. 

The family behind the company are from South Africa and this has influenced their choice of ingredients in the products. Apparently a lot of the products made and used in South Africa use natural/organic ingredients, much more than us in the UK! I had no idea about this. 

The store has been there for about a year and they are currently going through a rebrand of their products. The Cocoa Butter and Olive & Avocado range is in the new packaging, shown in the photos. I really like the design and the packaging, I think it looks really pretty and would look nice as statement products in a bathroom. My Mum has decorated the spare bedroom/bathroom cream and green and the products really suit the decor!

I was given a few bits from both of the new ranges and I have to admit that the Olive & Avocado is my favourite! The Cocoa Butter range smells beautiful but it is not usually my choice of scent, where as the Olive & Avocado is right down my street! The Cocoa Butter is as you can imagine, very sweet. The Olive & Avocado is much more subtle, a very fresh smell that is perfect for Spring and Summer. 

The Olive & Avocado Moisture Lotion (£12.00) has a lovely consistency to it, it's quite thin and absorbs really quickly and leaves your skin feeling really soft. The Body Oil (£12.50 for full size) is probably my favourite. It is not at all sticky, as I thought it may be, and again absorbs really quickly. I really like applying this after getting out of the shower. The scent isn't too strong on the skin, but you can smell it and it does last all day! I like my products to feel really light on the skin so this is perfect for me.

As for the hand products, they get a little less use as I am just not big on hand products! The Olive & Avocado Hand Wash (£8.50) is a milky consistency and washes off easily, leaving your skin feeling soft. The formula for the Cocoa Butter Hand Cream (£6.50) is again, not too thick but it does make your hands feel very silky.

The products are really lovely, very high quality at an affordable price! Make sure to pop in if you're in the area soon. Alternatively, you can have a look at all of their products on their website.

Thank you for reading!

Love, Gweni xxx 



Don't forget to keep in touch!

Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Bloglovin'

This post contains PR samples but all opinions are my own.
SHARE:

Friday, August 18, 2017

NYX Glitter Primer





Although I found that I didn't need a glue for the Daze Cosmetics glitters, when I got my little hands on some Glitter Eyes, I did think that something stronger was needed. After a recommendation from Tamzin from Through New Eyes, I bought the NYX Glitter Primer from Boots for £8!

There isn't a huge amount to say about this primer, I think the photos pretty much do all the talking for me! As you can see, there is a huge difference between using and not using the primer with the Glitter Eyes glitter. You can see a very similar effect in Tamzin's post as well. 

The primer itself goes on very clear and is comfortable on the eye. It's really easy to apply, just squeeze a little bit onto your finger and apply onto the eye. A little bit goes a long way! It is very tacky and the glitter attaches itself to it really well. The glitter stays on for a very long period with this on as well, I can vouch for it lasting a whole night out!

The bottle only holds 10ml, which costs £8. I personally find this a little steep, £8 for 10ml seems a lot, especially for a high street brand. But as I don't wear glitter very often, and you don't need to use a huge amount anyway, the bottle does last a very long time. So I guess it does work out in the long run! I do think that the price tag could be a little lower though, but maybe I'm being a little bit stingy! 

And that rounds up my very short review of the Glitter Primer from NYX! Have you ever used it before? Are you a fan? Do you think NYX is a little bit expensive? Let me know!


Thank you for reading!

Love, Gweni xxx



Don't forget to keep in touch!

SHARE:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hylamide HA Blur

Hylamide HA Blur

A little while back I wrote about my favourite Pore Deleting products which included the Pore Control from Hylamide. Well today, the brand is back with another absolute beauty on G Beauty - the HA Blur. It is available on the Hylamide website but also from places like ASOS and Feel Unique for around £19. 

This primer is the absolute dream for us who need hardcore protection throughout the day. The product comes out white, but goes transparent once it has been put on. The formula has a really thick consistency, but does not feel heavy on the skin. Especially once foundation has been put on top of it!

The silky but tacky products lends itself really well to foundation. I have tried it with a couple of different ones, and all of them have worked well with the primer. For example, a favourite of mine is the Estée Lauder Double Wear and I love the combination! Although the Double Wear is a pretty high coverage foundation, I do notice a difference when I use the HA Blur in conjunction with it. The finish is more flawless, my skin feels more hydrated and the foundation lasts that little bit longer in the day.

I have noticed a huge difference with using it with one foundation in particular, which is the L'Orèal True Match. I was struggling a little to keep the foundation on and it keeping it from looking like an oil slick within a couple of hours. I tried a few different primers, including the Benefit POREfessional which usually never lets me down, but it was the HA Blur that actually worked. The foundation sticks to it like a dream, it mattefies the foundation and it lasts a whole lot longer! No oil slick Gweni this Summer! 

You can actually use this product under or on top of foundation, but I have personally found it to work better underneath - as it adds that extra moisture barrier. I also think the "blurring" technology in the product works better if it is used underneath foundation as well. 

I have been really impressed with the Hylamide products in general. The brand is under the Deciem umbrella company, which has actually just opened up a store in London! I really hope I can visit it at some point. The Ordinary actually comes under Deciem as well, so if you're a fan of their products - I can imagine you will love the Hylamide range as well! The colours that are used for the products are super pretty as well.

Thank you for reading! Have you tried any Hylamide products? Or anything from Deciem? Do let me know! 

Thank you for reading! 

Love, Gweni xxx



Don't forget to keep in touch!

Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Bloglovin'

This post contains PR samples but all opinions are my own.
SHARE:

Monday, August 07, 2017

Boss Orange Prescription Sunglasses | Perfect Glasses UK

Prescription Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Boss Orange

Perfect Glasses UK

Buy Sunglasses
If you follow my Instagram stories religiously, you may have noticed that I went abroad a couple of times at the start of July. You may have also noticed me talking about and wearing my new sunglasses, my beaut Boss Orange sunglasses from Perfect Glasses! I have fallen in love with these sunnies and can't wait to share some of my thoughts with you. 

The Perfect Sunglasses website has a very wide range of products to chose from, including men's and women's glasses, designer glasses and prescription sunglasses. As my eyesight has decided to deteriorate very quickly and didn't have contact lenses at the time I was going abroad, I really needed some prescription sunglasses to take abroad with me. And I cannot explain to you how much I appreciated them! 

There are quite a few different brands to choose from, including big designers such as Dior, Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Fendi. All of which are discounted! My sunglasses, the Boss Orange (as part of Hugo Boss) were down from £198 to £99! It is the same across the brands, and I've spotted quite a few lovely pairs of Marc Jacobs glasses that I may have to get when I'm earning money! Saying that, there are loads of lovely pairs of normal glasses at a much more affordable price, even as low as £9.
Perfect Glasses Review
Me wearing my Boss Orange sunglasses in Lake Como!
If you're a glasses wearer, you will know how expensive having poor eyesight can be. After my eyesight getting worse 3 times in less than 2 years, I can definitely vouch for that! So the website is great for saving a few quid on frames/sunglasses when you need a new pair. 

The sunglasses themselves are lovely. They are very high quality, which you can definitely feel when you're wearing them. The frame is very sturdy and very pretty. I absolutely love the design of the glasses and they really suited my face. They had all of the dimensions of the frames on the website, so I was able to check beforehand to see if I thought the glasses would be too big for my face or not. Thankfully they were not!

I cannot go on about how much I love prescription sunglasses. As I am short sighted, being in big places and visiting places is just a bit of a nightmare without glasses, and even more so if it's bright! I wore them 24/7 when I was abroad, they were particularly great when visiting places throughout the day. It was nice to be able to leave my actual glasses behind! 
Boss Orange Sunglasses
All in all, I have been really impressed by the website. Not only is there a very wide selection of glasses to chose from, but they are of very high quality too. The sunglasses themselves were sent in very sturdy packaging to protect the glasses too. I suppose this is expected, but it is nice to see that the company really cares about its products and customers. 

So if you're looking to get yourself a new pair of specs or sunglasses, designer or not, definitely check out Perfect Glasses. They definitely do have a little something for everyone there. Apart from maybe those lucky few who don't need glasses!! 

Thank you for reading. 

Love, Gweni xxx 



Don't forget to keep in touch!

Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest  Facebook  Bloglovin'

This post contains PR samples but all opinions are my own.
SHARE:

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Simply Soaps

Simply Soaps

Handmade Soap

Rose Soap

Organic Soaps

Rose Lavender

Over the last few weeks I have been testing out some new soaps from Simply Soaps. The premise behind the company is to create natural, organic soaps to suit all types of skin. They pride themselves on being able to provide high quality products for those who suffer from skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.

The soaps are made in a woodland factory in East Norfolk. Simply Soaps sell a range of different products, including creams, lip balms, candles and bath melts! There is definitely a little something for everyone in there. I know for one that I like to buy products that are made locally and vegan/organic products are all the rage these days! It's always a nice touch to have a product that is handmade too, especially when buying gifts.

I have been using the Rose Petal and Geranium Soap (£2.79) and the Handmade Lavender Soothing Soap (£2.79). Both of which came in plastic wrapping, as you can see from the photos. The soap is clearly of very good quality. As soon as I took them out of the packaging, I could see that the soaps had been made with good quality and fresh ingredients. The two soaps smell really lovely and their scents aren't overpowering. 

The Rose Petal and Geranium one is my favourite out of the two, I am a huge sucker for anything that smells like roses! I love the look of this soap, as you can see the rose petals marbled into the soap. You use the soap just like any other bar of soap, and it washes off very easily. The soap is soft on the hands and doesn't leave that squeaky clean feel (which I hate!). It leaves the hands feeling clean and soft, with a hint of rose on the skin. 

The Lavender soap is similar in the way that it leaves the skin feeling afterwards, except it leaves a lavender scent on the skin! Again, a pretty bar of soap and very pleasant to wash your hands with. The lavender fragrance isn't too overpowering in the bar itself or on the skin. You still get that bar of soap scent, but with an added touch of lavender. 

I'm so used to having liquid soap in the house and I forgot how nice bars of soaps were! They really are much more pleasant on the skin, especially knowing that they're organic and handmade too. Mum is definitely happy about having some nice new soaps in the house!

Have you ever used any Simply Soaps soaps? What's your favourite soap to use?

Thank you for reading! 

Love, Gweni xxx




Don't forget to keep in touch!


This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.

SHARE:
Blogger Template Created by pipdig